Amazon Debuts Cloud-Based Contact Center Service Amazon Connect

Amazon Connect is based on the same contact center technology used by Amazon customer service associates around the world to power millions of customer conversations. As customer service becomes increasingly essential to the success of businesses, o... More..

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The Feds vote to raise rates for the first time in 2017
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Feds vote to raise rates for the first time in 2017

The Fed left unchanged its inflation estimate at 1.9% this year and 2% for 2018, but marginally revised up its forecast for core inflation to 1.9% this year. Mortgage rates don't automatically move with a rate ...More..

Utah Man Killed in London Attack Graduated from Md. High School
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Utah Man Killed in London Attack Graduated from Md. High School

Clint Payne, Mr Cochran's brother-in-law, said: "This has been a humbling and hard experience but we have felt the love of so many people during these past several days". "We have been overwhelmed by the lo...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Apple unveils cheapest iPad yet, special edition red iPhone

Alongside the iPad , Apple also announced a new color, red, for its iPhone 7 devices. Apple hasn't said how much of the product gives back, though it has apparently donated $130 million Dollars in corpor...More..

Facing budget deadline, Uber makes pitch for upstate NY
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Facing budget deadline, Uber makes pitch for upstate NY

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul has been making her rounds across the state promoting Governor Cuomo's proposed Excelsior Scholarship program as the state budget deliberations are in their last week. Gov. Cuomo acted...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Uber pulls self-driving cars following Arizona collision

Waymo drives its cars in California an average of 5,000 miles before a human driver is required to take over and handle an unusual traffic situation, according to its 2016 report to the California DMV. The comp...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Emaar Malls offers $800M for Souq.com amid Amazon rumors

It had already dropped 0.8 percent on Sunday in response to a local media report revealing the bid, which could put Emaar Malls in a bidding war with Amazon .com. Based in Dubai, the e-commerce company sells a...More..

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

Its Consumer Sentiment Index hit 97.6 in March, up from 96.3 in February. The strength in consumer confidence was higher in the current data and in the expectations. Analysts had been expecting a decrease of ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vodafone India To Merge With Idea In $23 Bln Deal

The combined Vodafone-Idea group will be India's largest telecom operation with nearly 400 million customers, or 35% market share. Vodafone will own up to 45.1 percent of the combined entity, while Idea's p...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It's A Great Market For Streakers

At the close , the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 46 points at 20,551, the S&P 500 lost 2 at 2,342, the Nasdaq gained 12 points to close at 5,840, and the Russell 2000 closed at 1,357 for a gain of 3 po...More..

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

In addition, many banks and building societies say they will accept the old fivers from their own customers. The number of cash transactions dropped from 71 per cent in 2004 to 53 per cent in 2014. This inclu...More..

Chelsea Market Fire Prompts Evacuation of Building and NY1 News
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chelsea Market Fire Prompts Evacuation of Building and NY1 News

Photos and video posted to social media showed thick black smoke billowing from the rooftop of the building on West 15th Street and Ninth Avenue. "We were able to quickly locate the fire up on the roof". One ...More..

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing toughening cab standards
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing toughening cab standards

The new laws also require the installation of "expensive old style" taximeters and seat-sensors. Uber is saying "farvel" - or farewell - to Denmark. Some Danish government officials, however lamented Uber'...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Broadband rules axed by Congress, headed to Trump

Now the bill goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign it, according to a report from The Verge . "Internet service providers must now stand up and be counted - whether they will stand with cons...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Keystone XL Pipeline Route Approved: Map, Jobs, Environmental Impacts

He declared it a "great day for American jobs". The approval greenlights the Canadian company to complete construction on the pipeline that will funnel crude oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Ins...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

European Union 'will die', says Le Pen

Another member of White Star, Nikolai Shmatko, has made busts of Trump and Le Pen and said that he plans to give her the sculpture if and when she becomes president. Victory for Marine Le Pen in the French pr...More..

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell, the SEC player of the year, was too tough for the Gators to stop, leading four SC scorers in double figures with 26 points. While the Gamecocks have found an offensive rhythm w...More..

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

The defections are continuing even after Google apologized for tainting brands and outlined steps to ensure ads don't appear alongside unsavory videos. Given that some creators are already unhappy with what t...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ukraine Accuses Russia of 'State Terrorism' After Former MP Shot

Voronenkov's bodyguard injured the assassin; he died a short time later in hospital. The attacker's identity is unknown, said Kiev police chief Andriy Kryschenko. The Kremlin denies Ukraine's accusations of...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Federal lawmakers celebrate Keystone XL approval

Kerry's recommendation against the permit came after lengthy State Department reviews, and it was unclear what justification the agency might now use to explain the change of position. Canadian Natural Reso...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oil falls as investors cut bullish bets on worries over U.S. output

Brent remains well below this year's high above US$58, reached shortly after January 1 when the deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC states to curb supplies by 1.8 mil...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Billy Joe Saunders: I'll take Gennady Golovkin on anywhere, I don't care

And while Golovkin immediately reiterated his interest in making that happen, it appears that first the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO champion is eager to try and complete his collection of middleweight titles by tak...More..

Oil slides as crude stocks mount, dollar strengthens
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oil slides as crude stocks mount, dollar strengthens

The de-facto leader of OPEC issued a rare statement Tuesday night, saying that it was "committed and determined to stabilizing the global oil market". Despite OPEC compliance with its share of the cuts, stockpi...More..

Kremlin, on US Yahoo hack charges, says its spies not involved
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kremlin, on US Yahoo hack charges, says its spies not involved

Yahoo lost millions in the aftermath of the security breaches . The U.S. Department of Justice said a grand jury in California has indicted Baratov and three others, two of them allegedly officers of the ...More..

Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe

President Trump fired Yates in January after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his first immigration order temporarily banning entry to United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority cou...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

By being included in this settlement, these terms of agreement are now enforceable by court order and that is a good thing. -The city, compensated by the state, agrees to determine the composition of lines ...More..

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

Moreover, they are massively underestimating how hard tax reform is going to be. Lower bond yields on Monday also contributed to the weaker tone for the dollar as markets reflected a sense that the Trump admi...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The clock begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29

Notification comes 279 days after the referendum of June 23 past year delivered a 52%-48% majority in favour of withdrawal. Major issues will also include freedom of movement, the rights of EU nationals in th...More..

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Melissa Cochran remains hospitalized after a terrorist plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people on the Westminster Bridge, injuring her and killing her husband, Kurt Cochran, and two others. Speaking at Scot...More..

Brazil embroiled in scandal over expired meat
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Brazil embroiled in scandal over expired meat

Earlier this week, the Brazilian authorities suspended 33 government officials from work in a wide-scale crackdown on charges of selling rotten processed meat and poultry. There is fears inside Brazil tha...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oil prices climb on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

The decline also came ahead of the release of USA crude inventory data later Tuesday and on Wednesday that is expected to show a crude stock build of 2.8 million barrels for last week, according to a Reuters ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

Best Moment So Far With less than a minute on the clock in the Sweet 16 game against West Virginia, guard Jordan Mathews's three-pointer sealed the deal for the Bulldogs. The Gators built a 7-point halftime le...More..

Serbian PM to visit Putin ahead of April 2 presidential vote
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Serbian PM to visit Putin ahead of April 2 presidential vote

At the press conference with the minister of foreign affairs of Luxembourg, he said that "after a lot of conditioning", a decision was made to allow Vucic, Serbia's prime minister and presidential candidate...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Equities take a spill on Trump healthcare setback; bonds shine

The euro was steady at $1.0861 on Tuesday, after touching its highest point since November on Monday. The US dollar also rose 0.4 per cent against the yen and gained 0.7 per cent against the Swiss franc as sa...More..

Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight

United snapped to the surface Sunday. On Sunday morning, according to published reports , two young women were barred from boarding United Airlines flight for wearing stretch trousers: they didn't have a...More..